Hi Ho, Hi Ho, it's back to school we go!

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It's that time guys. We are hanging up our towels and drying our swim suits. It's back to school we go. Today we opened a box that had arrived recently...from our friends at General Mills. And boy was this ever the perfect way to get us in the mind set... With goodies from a handful of power Moms, my boys made their way through that box quickly...

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The box was full of back to school goodies. A mini chalkboard and chalk is the perfect way to write notes and a clip for the fridge is perfect for hanging our calendars.

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The survival guide from Mommy Shorts was a huge hit with a brush, batteries and a bright yellow container for holding Cheerios.  These items were totally random to me until I read the Mommy Shorts Back to School survival notes that came with: * Morning hack #2: Hand over the TV remote only after your kids are fully dressed; just make sure it's charged! (AA batteries - ah ha.) * Morning hack #7: Brush during breakfast so the kids sit still. (Gavin now brushes his hair every 30 minutes. His coif has never looked better.) * Morning hack #9: Pack extra snacks for after school munchies.  (they were fighting over this tiny box like it was gold or something.)

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My personal favorite among this group of items was the Family Calendar Cookbook by Kelsey Banfield. We are huge fans of Kelsey! We ran a giveaway for her first book the Naptime Chef which was a brilliant collection of recipes that she came up with while her kid was napping!

When the kids pulled her new cookbook out of this box I gave off a small squeal and immediately packed the book to take to the beach with us yesterday.  I was a total nerd sitting on the beach writing out my meal plans for the next few weeks...

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Of course the box included our favorite cereals like Chex! I was instantly inspired to whip up a Chex party mix for our guests who were coming over yesterday afternoon, saving the rest of the mix to use for after school snacking for the kids.

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Now we're knee deep in laundry, labeling clothes, packing our school supplies and prepping lunches. It was a GREAT summer but we are ready for the air to cool down and to see all our friends back at school!

This blog was not sponsored just a big ol' Thank you to our friends at General Mills.